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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GridGain vs. InfinityDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interface
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.60
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score1.65
Rank#135  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#67  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#325  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.gridgain.comboilerbay.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manual
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGridGain Systems, Inc.Boiler Bay Inc.
Initial release201420072002
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.14.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, C++, .NetJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgrade
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arrays
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes (replicated cache)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loads
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsno

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